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Oscar Levant Overview:

Legendary actor, Oscar Levant, was born on Dec 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Levant died at the age of 65 on Aug 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Levant was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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So many talented musicians worked in Hollywood during the Studio Era, unknown to the movie-going public, but Hoagy Carmichael and were two talented musicians who worked in front of the camera as well. Hoagy Carmichael was a small-town boy from Indiana, lanky with a lackadaisical style.... Read full article


By Dawn Sample on Sep 1, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He studied under Zygmunt Stojowski, a piano pedagogue. In 1924, aged 18, he appeared with Ben Bernie in a short film, Ben Bernie and All the Lads. In 1928, Levant moved to Hollywood where... Read full article


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Oscar Levant Quotes:

Henri Baurel: Be happy! You only find the right woman once.
Adam Cook: That many times?


Ezra Millar: Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.


Ezra Miller: I find that girl completely resistible.


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A close personal friend of George Gershwin's, Levant's performances of Gershwin's piano works are still considered definitive by many.

Some of his last public appearances were on the television quiz show "The Celebrity Game" (1964) in 1964; he also appeared October 17, 1965 on "What's My Line?" (1950) as the mystery guest promoting his book "Memoirs of an Amnesiac". It was around this time that he increasingly withdrew from the public eye (although he continued to write and his book "The Unimportance of Being Oscar" was published in 1968) and lived the remainder of his life (he died in 1972) with his second wife June and their three daughters out of the limelight.

A lifetime sufferer of real and imagined ailments, his frequent stays in mental hospitals provided grist for his frequently biting humor.

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